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Killer Covid-19 Cases Today Reach 15,764 On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health has confirmed 5,767 additional PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19, as well as 5,916 positive antigen tests registered through the HSE portal, confirming a total of 11,683 new virus cases within the Irish Republic within the past 24 hours.

There are currently 979 people in hospital with the virus, with 93 in the Republics intensive care units

Meanwhile, the Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly has stated that current public health restrictions are likely to be lifted shortly.

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has issued a safety notice to raise awareness of the product recall of two batches of the Genrui Covid-19 rapid antigen testing kits. The manufacturer of the product has identified an issue relating to contamination of the sample diluent (a substance used to dilute something) for in particular two specific batches identified as No 20211008 and No 20211125.

The Central Statistics Office reveals that 90% of those aged between 35 and 44 years, who could work remotely, would like to continue doing do so when Covid-19 pandemic restrictions end. According to the CSO, 80% of those currently in employment, have worked remotely at some point since the beginning of the current pandemic.

Northern Ireland‘s Department of Health has confirmed a further 4,081 coronavirus cases today, up from the 3,295 cases reported yesterday.

Today, there were 412 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals in Northern Ireland, up from 394 yesterday, with 28 of these patients in intensive care units.

The Northern Ireland Department of Health has also, sadly, recorded 4 more Covid-19-related deaths, also today.

Abroad, Hong Kong will cull some 2,000 hamsters after some of same tested positive for the coronavirus, as the city attempts to maintain its strict zero-Covid strategy.

Warning: The World Health Organization’s Emergencies Director Mr Michael Ryan has warned against any notion that the Covid-19 pandemic becoming endemic, would mean that the disease was no longer dangerous. He points out that what we need to do is to get to low levels of disease incidence, with maximum vaccination of our populations, thus ensuring that no one has to lose their life.

Please continue the downward virus trend by getting your booster vaccination dose, as soon as applicable.

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